Features of the Brevard White Squirrel
Compare to Melanie from Orlando Fl
Miscellaneous Pictures of Brevard's White Squirrels
Some Angles Obscure Dark Markings
Siblings? If you were a predator, which sib would catch your eye?
Note white abdominal patch in the normal gray ato the left. Could the so-called blonde or white morph result from a developmental anomaly where the white patch extends, laterally compressing gray hairs to a narrow dorsal band? The incredible amount of variation within the white morph can be illustrated by the squirrel to the right. The cream or tan fur of the body extends approximately one inch up the tail, the remainder of which is white. A head patch and dorsal strip are present but less distinctive (click on the picture for different views). This type of variation doesn't exist in albino colonies (Also see "Variationin Dorsal Strip and Head Patch Pigmention" accessed from "OtherProjects" page).
Photo by Margie Kashdin
Jennifer Burgin is, amongst other things, a very talented squirrel rehabber.
As such she has opportunities to make observations and take close-up
photographs not available to most of us. Much of what we know about the
development and inheritance of the white squirrel variant has come from her
observations and I encourage you to visit the pages she has contributed to this
Here, however, are three pictures I post not for their information content but for
their aesthetic beauty and
uniqueness (I'm often asked "aren't white squirrels camouflaged during winter?";
I'll let you decide). As pretty as these pictures are, they are not her
best. I am an avid photographer, myself. With one exception, my
house is entirely decorated with my own work. That one is one of
Jennifer's that I can not begin to describe in words.. Jennifer has a
variety of pictures for sale at a modest price. If you would be interested
in finding out what is available and how to obtain them, you can contact her at
Meanwhile, enjoy these.